One of the biggest and most popular manga novel and animated series in Japan has released another movie this year. “One Piece” released another film, titled “One Piece Film: Gold”. The said movie is the 13th movie produced from the anime adaptation and it has been slated to premiere in the U.S. soon.
“One Piece Film: Gold” made its official debut in Japan on July 23. Ahead of the said release, it was released for an exclusive screening at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi on July 15. On Oct. 23, Funimation announced that it has acquired the license and rights to screen the popular animated film adaptation in the United States and Canada.
With that, “One Piece Film: Gold” is slated to premiere in dropped a trailer promoting its release for North America and has just revealed new one to further heighten the hype. Funimation has also just recently released the theater locations where the said animated movie will be screened. It can be found on Funimation's official website and tickets are available for purchase at the said locations.
The movie was favorably received when it grossed $10.9 million on its opening weekend in Japan alone and has already grossed up to $48.8 million total in the said country. The movie was also released in China on Nov. 11 and placed third after earning $10.36 million on its opening weekend there. The movie is expected to do great in North America with the worldwide popularity the anime series adaptation has enjoyed for years.
The movie is produced by Toei Animation and will still be based on the same manga and anime series created by Eiichiro Oda. The story revolves in the main characters, led by Monkey D. Luffy, setting sail towards Gran Tesoro, the world’s greatest entertainment city in the world, where they meet Gild Teroso and start on a new action-packed adventure. “One Piece Film: Gold” will be released on Blu-ray on Dec. 28 in Japan and on April 7 in Germany.